‘Lights along the path of faith’

by Kevin Birnbaum

“Dogma” is not a popular word, but everyone has things they believe with certainty. The Catechism of the Catholic Church has a rather beautiful take on the purpose and value of the dogmas of faith:

There is an organic connection between our spiritual life and the dogmas. Dogmas are lights along the path of faith; they illuminate it and make it secure. Conversely, if our life is upright, our intellect and heart will be open to welcome the light shed by the dogmas of faith. (CCC 89)

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